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Upcoming Festival Weekend: November 9-12, 2017

Hello there, Festival Fans!   As Target stores put up their Christmas displays, the craft shows and bazaars start to become more holiday-esque.  If this is something you are excited about, I should point out that I’ve compiled a list of both festivals and shows that are fall and holiday themed.  It’s called the Fall into the Holidays listing and …

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Upcoming Festival Weekend: November 2-5, 2017

You can now follow my blog with Bloglovin Hello there, Festival Fans!   It’s happened. The festivals in Ohio have significantly dropped down to ONE festival this week with no festivals in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan or West Virginia (Pennsylvania fortunately has a handful of festivals going on this weekend. If you’re more of a craft and bazaar frequenter, you are …

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Your 2017 Most Read Festival Reviews

Now that we’re toward the end of the year, I thought it would be interesting to look at all of the 2017 traffic and see what posts you guys read the most. Since most readers don’t come across a festival review until the following year (an issue of timing), most reviews are from 2016 or earlier…but not all! Here are …

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Upcoming Festival Weekend: October 26-29, 2017

Hello there, Festival Fans!   It’s getting colder out there, so the festival numbers have all pretty much dropped this weekend.  If there’s nothing in your area, take advantage of some local haunted houses. Next weekend begins all the holiday craft shows and bazaars – can you believe that Christmas is exactly 2 months away?! Before I share my suggestions, …

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42.) Spooky Pooch Parade Review – Lakewood – October 21, 2017

Out at Kauffman Park… …dogs were arriving as race horses… …lifeguards… …and pizzas… …so that they could be registered to walk in the Spooky Pooch Parade (LakewoodAlive). As the DJ played various dance and Halloween tunes… …dog owners and their pooches showcased their costumes… …with references to Star Wars… …Stephen King’s It… …The Wizard of Oz… …and Sesame Street. Meanwhile, …

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41.) FireFish Festival Review – Lorain – October 7, 2017

Along Broadway in downtown Lorain… …a band performance (Exotic Fruit Club)… …a fashion show (Jevon Terance)… …and  spoken word performed by Hazel Chapman (Tracy Chapman’s mom) were occurring only a stone’s throw from each other. Welcome to the FireFish Festival… …where the city’s location along Lake Erie and the Black River (water)… …merged with its heritage of steel (fire) (FireFish …

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40.) Sts. Peter and George Egyptian Fall Festival Review – Westlake – October 7, 2017

The grounds got lively at Sts. Peter and George Coptic Orthodox Church… …as the Egyptian Fall Festival was underway. Near the drive-thru station, guests could find the main entrance… …where they could find arrows pointing to various attractions… …such as Pharoah’s Feast, where food selections included… …kobeiba, cheese pies… …macaroni bechamel… …and a beautiful koshari bar to add to your …

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39.) Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival Review – Macedonia – September 23, 2017

Across the pond in Longwood Park… …a vendor booth landed on a witch’s sister… …and, boy, was the witch mad! Fortunately, that didn’t stop any festival goers from coming and enjoying… …the first Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival. As organ grinder music filled the air… …festival goers shopped among booths with clothing and crafts… …eventually noticing that Karen Kutoloski‘s booth …

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38.) Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival Review – Cleveland – September 17, 2017

The Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival took place in Lincoln Park… …and was divided into “villages” along pathways that ran from the gazebo. The artist village, for example, brought metal art and fabrication (Rust, Inc.)… …jewelry… …paintings… …and sun-inspired decor… …whereas the cultural village was where you would find fair trade vendors (INTO)… …and organizations that reflect diversity (United Church …